Head of Programs Career Opportunity – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:   Head of Programs  
Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About DRC:
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian
organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than twenty
five countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and
internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable
solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian
principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on
Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
Job Summary: The Head of Programme (HOP) will be in charge of
the development, implementation, and quality of DRC’s programs in Uganda. The
HoP is a key senior management position, ensuring cross-cutting programmatic
information management, designing and managing assessments/research, MEAL, and
ensuring learnings are incorporated into high quality grant proposals and
reports. The incumbent will also ensure that policies, systems and people are
continuously and accurately working in a coordinated manner resulting in a
coherent and comprehensive program design and implementation. The HOP acts as
Country Director in his/her absence.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Program Development and Strategical focus:
    Further developing country program strategy, keeping it relevant, and
    leading the program development to fulfill the strategy
  • Program Implementation & Coordination:
    Ensure quality of the program implementation, enhance coordination, and
    ensure that technical capacities are in place
  • Program Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning: Guide
    the implementation of MEAL to strengthen the impact of the DRC’s program
    in Uganda
  • Grant Proposals Writing and Reporting: Oversee
    the development of new grant proposals, through innovative approaches,
    ensure Grants Management System in managed accurately and quality reports
    are delivered on time
  • Program staff Management and Capacity Building:
    Manage program technical staff and develop staff capacities
  • Partnerships and Representation:
    Ensure increased and effective representation of Country
  • Program in working groups, coordination
    platforms, and Donor liaisons
  • The Head of Programs will deputize the
    Country Director when required
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee
    Council (DRC) Head of Programs career opportunity must at least hold a Master’s
    degree in  Development Studies,
    International relations, refugee studies, human rights, social sciences or
    related field
  • At least eight years’ professional work
    experience in managing multi-sectorial refugee assistance program with
    INGOs or UN, international experiences particularly of East Africa is an
  • Excellent track record of  managing and coordinating complex
  • Proven experience of working at a Senior
    Management level
  • Previous experience of liaison with Donors,
    particularly UN Donors, and evidence of strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent analytical, strategic and
    communication skills
  • Strong computer literacy and report writing
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated
    ability to establish effective working relations with the other team
    members and other stakeholders
  • Proven ability to work under pressure,
    culturally sensitive, and ability to work with minimal supervision
to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications including;
A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why
you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and
qualifications criteria and please indicate your salary expectations
Updated and detailed -The CV should include
information about your qualifications, relevant training courses, work
experience, and name and contact details of three relevant references.
The complete
application package should be uploaded online, Click
28th February 2016

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